ATLANTIC CITY -
An announcement Monday between Atlantic City Police and Mayor Don Guardian is aimed at keeping police related community events well funded into the future.
The Atlantic City Police Department Foundation is a new non-profit charged with raising money to support community based police activities in the city.
“When Police Chief Henry White approached me with this idea, I immediately supported it. I recognized the value of creating this foundation, and was very humbled to be asked to be a founding member. I applaud Chief White and former Chief Ernest Jubilee for creating a mechanism which will ensure long term positive contributions to the future of public safety programs in Atlantic City.”
Chief White added, “While other cities like New York City and Philadelphia already have police foundations, this is the first of its kind in Atlantic City. We believe this will give our department additional resources to produce more safety programs and outreach to the community.“
Retired Police Chief Ernest Jubilee will serve as the initial board chair.
Police Foundations can be found in most major cities. The first municipal police foundation of its kind was the New York City Police Foundation, founded in 1971. This benchmark program has raised over $100 million and invested in 400 plus innovative NYPD programs. Other cities with police foundations include Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston, Atlanta, Seattle, Virginia Beach, and Denver.
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